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Habitations


almonry the place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed.
almshouse a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy.
apartment appartement a set of rooms in a house for an individual or a family.
apartmental relating to an APARTMENT.
aularian relating to a hall in a university; (noun) a member of a hall (as opposed to a college).
banda in Africa, a thatched hut.
barrack a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel; (verb) to shout at derisively or sarcastically.
basti busti in India, a flimsy hut > BASTIS, BUSTIS. Also BUSTEE.
bastide a French country-house.
bedsit a basic form of rented accommodation.
bedsitter a furnished room without a bed. Also BEDSIT.
bhavan bhawan in India, a large house or building. Also BHAVAN.
biding residence, habitation.
biggin bigging a building.
boardinghouse a private house in which accommodation and meals are provided for paying guests.
bothan a booth, a hut.
bothie bothy a hut, cabin.
bungaloid of or like a bungalow.
bungalow a lightly-built house, properly one with a veranda and one storey.
bunkhouse a place where cowboys etc. sleep.
bustee a flimsy hut, a squatter colony. [Hindi basti].
busti see BASTI.
cabana a small tent-like cabin.
cabin (verb) to live in a cabin.
camboose a cabin built as living-quarters for a gang of lumbermen.
casa a house, a mansion.
casern caserne a barrack or billet for soldiers.
casita a small house.
chalet a type of wooden house of Swiss origin, typically low, with wide projecting eaves.
chateau a castle > CHATEAUS or CHATEAUX.
chickee a stilt house of the Seminole Indians.
condo short for CONDOMINIUM, a set of flats, group of cottages, etc. rented or bought by a group of people; a unit of property so held > CONDOS or CONDOES.
condominium a set of flats, group of cottages, etc., rented or bought by a group of people; a unit of property so held.
cottage a small simple house, esp. in a rural area.
cottaged covered with cottages.
cottagey like a cottage.
dacha datcha a Russian country house.
doghole a place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.
domicil a dwelling-place, abode. Also DOMICILE.
domicile a dwelling-place, abode; (verb) to be resident in. Also DOMICIL.
finca a Spanish villa > FINCAS.
flatette a small flat.
flatlet a small flat.
forecourt a court in front of a building.
fourplex a QUADPLEX, a building having four units.
gatehouse a building over or at a gate.
ger a Mongolian felt tent, aka YURT.
guardhouse a building occupied by people keeping guard.
guesthouse a private home or boarding house offering accommodation, esp. to travellers.
gunyah an Australian aborigine's hut.
haram hareem harem harim a women's quarters in a Muslim house; a set of wives and concubines.
hibernacle that which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.
hibernaculum the winter quarters of a hibernating animal > HIBERNACULA.
highrise a tall building.
hogan 1. (Am. Ind.) a log hut, usu. covered with earth, built by the Navajo tribe; 2. (Dutch) strong liquor (also HOGEN).
hovel to shelter in a hovel > HOVELED/HOVELLED.
humpy (Aborig.) a bush dwelling of simple construction. [Aborigine yumbi]; (adj.) full of humps > HUMPIER, HUMPIEST.
hut to quarter (troops) in a hut.
hutlike like a hut.
hutment accommodation or lodging in huts; a hutted encampment.
igloo iglu a snow house. [Inupiaq iglu, house].
insula (Roman antiquity) a block of buildings, an apartment house > INSULAE.
isba a Russian log hut.
istana in Malaysia, a royal palace.
jacal a hut built of erect stakes filled in with wattle and mud, common in Mexico and the south-western US; an adobe house > JACALS or JACALES. [Mex. Sp. f. Nahuatl xacalli contr. of xamitl calli adobe house].
kibitka a tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.
lanai a verandah or roofed patio.
libken a place to sleep.
lockhouse a lock-keeper's house.
loge a small enclosure or box in a theatre or opera house.
longhouse a long communal house e.g. in S.E. Asia.
maisonette a part of a residential building which is occupied separately, usu. on more than one floor.
manor the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it.
manse an ecclesiastical residence; a house allocated to or occupied by a minister, esp. in the Church of Scotland.
mansion a manor-house, a large and stately residence.
mansionary mansonry residence, buildings.
marquee a large tent with open sides for outdoor entertainment; roof over entrance.
mas a house or farm in the south of France > MASES.
motherhouse the convent in which the superior of a religious community resides.
oilcamp a living area for workers at an oil well.
orphanage a place where orphans are housed.
outhouse a small house or building at a little distance from the main house; an outbuilding.
palace the home of a royal personage, bishop etc.
palafitte a prehistoric hut or settlement built on stakes driven into the bed of a lake, esp. in Switzerland or northern Italy; a lake village. [Fr. f. It. palafitta a fence of stakes, f. palo stake + fitto fixed.]
palais a palace.
parsonage the home of a parson.
pastorium the residence of a PASTOR > PASTORIUMS.
penthouse a flat or maisonette built onto the top floor or roof of a block of flats; (verb) to cover or shelter as in a penthouse.
playhouse a child's miniature house for playing in.
pondok pondokkie in South Africa, a small hut, a shack.
poorhouse a place of residence for people too poor to support themselves.
praetorium the court or palace of the governor of a Roman province; transf. an official building, esp. the court or palace of an ancient king > PRAETORIUMS.
pueblo a communistic building erected by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico > PUEBLOS.
quadplex a building having four units.
quinta a country house in Spain or Portugal.
rancho a rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night > RANCHOS.
reclusory the habitation of a recluse; a hermitage.
rectory a minister's or priest's house.
resiance residence; abode.
residency the official residence of a representative of the Governor-General or Viceroy (or formerly of the East India Company) at the court of an Indian State.
riad a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden.
rondavel in S. Africa, a round hut with a grass roof. [Afrik. rondawel].
schloss a castle, palace, manor-house.
seraglio serail a harem; a palace of a sultan.
serai a palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravanserai, or rest house.
shack a roughly built cabin or hut, esp. of logs, metal sheeting, etc. N.B. not valid as a verb, because always appears in expression SHACK UP.
shamiana shamianah shamiyanah in India, a large tent or awning.
shealing sheiling shieling a rough hut near summer pasture used as shelter by shepherds.
shed to house in a shed.
skeo skio a hut, a shed.
skilling skillion an outhouse or lean-to, esp. one with a sloping roof.
skyhome a sub-penthouse flat in a tall building.
soddy (noun) a house built of sod; (adj.) consisting of sod; covered with sod > SODDIER, SODDIEST.
souterrain an underground chamber; an earth-house.
storehouse a place where food and other stores are kept.
subterrane subterrene an underground cave or dwelling.
succah sukkah a hut or shelter roofed with branches, used by Jews as a temporary living accommodation during Sukkoth, the Festival of the Tabernacles > SUCCAHS or SUCCOTH; SUKKAHS or SUKKOTH.
summerhouse an outdoor structure for use during the summer.
teepee tepee tipi a Native American tent. [Sioux tipi, dwelling].
tenement a block of flats.
tenemented possessing TENEMENTS.
toft a homestead; a hillock.
topek tupek tupik an Inuit animal-skin tent. [Inupiaq tupiq].
townhome a home in town.
townhouse a terraced house in an urban area, esp. a fashionable one, often having the main living room on the first floor with an integral garage on the ground floor.
treehouse a house built in a tree.
twigloo a makeshift shelter. [Coined from twig and igloo].
vicarage the habitation of a vicar.
villa a country house or farmhouse with subsidiary buildings; a detached house of some size > VILLAS or VILLAE.
weem a subterranean dwelling. [Gaelic uaim, cave].
whare a Maori house.
wharenui wharepuni a tall carved building used as a guesthouse > WHARENUIS, WHAREPUNIS.
wickiup wickyup wikiup a N. American Indian hut constructed with an oval frame and covered with grass or mats.
wigwam a domed tent-like American Indian dwelling.
wilja wiltja an Australian Aboriginal shelter or hut.
woning wonning a state of dwelling; a dwelling-place. WONNING is OSPD but only as the participle of WON, hence WONNINGS is #.
wurley wurlie a nest; an aboriginal hut > WURLEYS, WURLIES.
xenodochium a building for the reception of strangers, e.g. a guest-house in a monastery > XENODOCHIUMS.
yourt yurt a felt tent used by Mongolians. The pl. of YURT is YURTS or YURTA; of YOURT is YOURTS.
zanana zenana in the Indian subcontinent, the part of a house in which high-caste women are or were secluded.



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